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[audio]The state and recession: solution or part of the problem? - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2009 Battle for the Global Economy strand Speakers Dr Vince Cable deputy leader and shadow chancellor, Liberal Democrats; author, The Storm: the world economic crisis and what it means Phil Mullan economist; UK Managing Director of Easynet Global Services, the global corporate communication services company; author The Imaginary Time Bomb Martin Wolf chief economics commentator, Financial Times; author, Fixing Global Finance Chair: Angus Kennedy IT consultant; webmaster, Institut...
Downloads: 65
[audio]Monarchy in the UK - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2012, The Barbican Centre Sunday 21 October, 6.30pm until 7.30pm, Conservatory Battle for Social Justice At first glance, the monarchy of 2012 seems to be in rude health. The Diamond Jubilee has been not so much an occasion for jingoistic national fervour as for quiet satisfaction that we live in a stable, free democracy that much of the world's population can only envy. The Queen is viewed with almost unalloyed respect for the personal qualities she has brought to her role, and ...
Keywords: battle of ideas; battle; ideas; debate; politics; public; 2012; monarchy; republic; government; UK
Downloads: 114
[audio]Alone together? Cultivating social solidarity in the year ahead - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2011, 30th October 2011, Royal College of Art, London SPEAKERS Frank Furedi professor of sociology, University of Kent, Canterbury; author, Wasted, Politics of Fear and On Tolerance: in defence of moral independence Chair: Claire Fox director, Institute of Ideas; panellist, BBC Radio 4's Moral Maze BLURB: One thing the riots this summer revealed is that in recent years there has been an implosion of community life in much of Britain...
Keywords: battle of ideas; battle; ideas; debate; politics; 2011; public; solidarity
Downloads: 17
[audio]Going nowhere? Staying local in a global village (30th October 2010) - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2010, Provocation Zone, Royal College of Art, London Speakers: John Adams, emeritus professor of geography, University College London; editor, Risk in a Hypermobile World website Michelle Di Leo, director, FlyingMatters, the national campaign for flying Dr Peter Heller, technology consultant, Innovationszentrum Niedersachsen GmbH, Germany; co-editor, Science Skeptical blog Philippe Legrain, journalist; writer; author, Immigrants: your country needs them and Aftershock: reshaping ...
Keywords: battle of ideas; 2010; staycation; travel; mobility; globalisation; local
Downloads: 17
[audio]Trust in an Age of Cynicism (30th October 2010) - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2010 Keynote Controversy, Royal College of Art, London Speakers: Christopher Jamison, Benedictine monk, Worth Abbey; author, Finding Sanctuary and Finding Happiness; featured in BBC TV's The Monastery Wendy Kaminer, US-based writer on law, liberty, feminism, religion, and popular culture; author, Worst Instincts: cowardice, conformity and the ACLU Brendan O'Neill, editor, spiked; author, Can I Recycle My Granny and 39 Other Eco-Dilemmas Dr Anthony Seldon, master, Wellington Colle...
Keywords: battle of ideas; 2010; trust; politics
Downloads: 31
[audio]Don't look back: why does history matter? (31st October 2010) - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2010, Battle for the Past, Royal College of Art, London Speakers: Dr Sarah Churchwell, senior lecturer in American literature and culture, University of East Anglia; author, The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe Alan Hudson, director of leadership and public policy programmes for China, University of Oxford; cultural historian David Goodhart, founder and editor, Prospect magazine; author, Citizens (forthcoming) Roger Scruton, adjunct scholar, American Enterprise Institute, Washington ...
Keywords: battle of ideas; 2010; history; education; past
Downloads: 24
[audio]The great population debate: too many carbon footprints? (30th October 2010) - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2010 Head-to-head Debate, Royal College of Art, London Speakers: Roger Martin, chairman, Optimum Population Trust Brendan O'Neill, editor, spiked; author, Can I Recycle My Granny and 39 Other Eco-Dilemmas Chair: Ann Furedi, chief executive, British Pregnancy Advisory Service Blurb: Contemporary fears about climate change have brought historical concerns about global population numbers back onto the agenda...
Keywords: battle of ideas; 2010; overpopulation; growth; environment; population
Downloads: 88
[audio]Parliament: reform or revolution? - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2009 Activism Zone Speakers Jessica Asato acting director, Progress; editor, Progress Magazine Martin Bell former independent MP for Tatton; author, A Very British Revolution: the expenses scandal and how to save our democracy James Panton lecturer, politics, St John’s College, University of Oxford; press and campaigns coordinator, Manifesto Club Graham Smith campaign manager, Republic; commentator on constitutional reform and abolition of the monarchy; regular contributor, Gua...
Downloads: 26
[audio]Austerity blues or going for growth? (31st October 2010) - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2010, Thought for the Day, Royal College of Art, London Speakers: Paul Mason, broadcaster; author, Financial Meltdown and the End of the Age of Greed Phil Mullan, economist; UK managing director, Easynet Global Services; author The Imaginary Time Bomb Stefan Stern, director of strategy, Edelman; columnist, Financial Times Chair: Rob Killick, CEO, cScape; author, UK After the Recession Blurb: The financial implosions of 2008-09 brought Western capitalism to its most severe economi...
Keywords: battle of ideas; 2010; austerity; cuts; economy; growth; recession
Downloads: 8
[audio]DM North West & North Wales Reginal Final - Debate 1 - Libraries - Institute of Ideas
Debating Matters North West & North Wales Reginal Final - Debate 1: Withington Girls School vs Elfed High School. 'Books should remain the essence of public libraries'
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[audio]Nudge nudge, nag nag: the new politics of behaviour - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2009 Keynote controversy Speakers Philip Collins chair of the trustees, Demos; deputy chief leader writer, The Times; senior visiting fellow, LSE; co-author, The Liberal Republic Dr Stuart Derbyshire senior lecturer, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham. Tim Montgomerie co-editor, ConservativeHome; co-founder, ConservativeIntelligence.com; member, advisory board, Centre for Social Justice Peter Taylor-Gooby professor, social policy, University of Kent; director, ESRC 'S...
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[audio]America, Obama and the recession - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2009 Keynote controversy Speakers James Matthews management consultant; NY Salon member Professor Iwan Morgan professor of US studies and head of US Presidency Centre, Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London; author, The Age of Deficits: presidents and unbalanced budgets from Jimmy Carter to George W. Bush Carl Mortished world business editor, The Times Chair: Alan Miller co-director, NY Salon; director and producer, TV, theatre and documentaries; cultural c...
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[audio]East Asia: The New Global Hotspot? - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2013Kim Jong-un’s North Korea may call for a ‘merciless, sacred, retaliatory war’ against the US imperialists and South Korean ‘puppet warmongers’ it blames for inching the Korean peninsula towards thermonuclear war. But China, despite distancing itself from its communist neighbour’s antics, also feels itself threatened by the US. In the East and South China Seas, across the Pacific, and even in its relations with India, China feels encircled, whatever successes are a...
Keywords: battle of ideas; ideas; debate; public; Asia; China; North Korea; Japan; International Relations; politics
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[audio]Debating Matters Central Regional Final - Final - Asbo (intro) - Institute of Ideas
DM Central Regional Final. King Edwards vs Notre Dame (introductory speeches only). 'We should get rid of anti-social behaviour orders (ASBOs)'
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[audio]Forced marriage to faith schools: the politics of multiculturalism - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2012, 20th October, Barbican Centre, London When Tory MP Aidan Burley tweeted that Danny Boyle's Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony was 'leftie multicultural crap', he was widely condemned: even his own party leader David Cameron joined in the chorus of those branding him 'incompatible with modern Britain'. Yet in a speech in Munich in February 2011, Cameron had announced the 'doctrine of state multiculturalism' had failed in Britain by encouraging 'different cultures to live separat...
Keywords: battle of ideas; battle; ideas; debate; politics; public; 2012; multiculturalism; society; forced marriage; faith schools; identity
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[audio]Rape and the law: he said, she said? (31st October 2010) - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2010, Provocation Zone, Royal College of Art, London Speakers: Dan Subotnik, professor, Touro Law School, USA; author, Toxic Diversity: race, gender, and law talk in America and Copulemus in Pace: a meditation on rape, affirmative consent to sex, and sexual autonomy Marguerite Russell, barrister, specialising in human rights and criminal law; founder member, Garden Court Chambers Helen Reece, reader in Law, LSE; author Divorcing Responsibly; winner, Socio-Legal Studies Associatio...
Keywords: battle of ideas; 2010; rape; law; legal system; conviction
Downloads: 34
[audio]Are we turning our children into food faddists? - Institute of Ideas
SPEAKERS David King director, Dking.com; specialist in online marketing and communication strategies Lucy McDonald freelance writer and journalist; food blogger, www.crumbsfood.co.uk Jane Sandeman convenor, IoI Parents Forum; contributor, Standing up to Supernanny; director of finance, DACS; chair, Association of Photographers Jackie Schneider teacher, parent and food campaigner; chair, Merton Parents for Better Food in Schools Chair: Justine Brian national coordinator, Debating Matters Competit...
Keywords: battle of ideas; battle; ideas; debate; politics; 2011; public; food; parenting
Downloads: 8
[audio]Rationing and medicine: what price life? (30th October 2010) - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2010, Battle for Medical Ethics, Royal College of Art, London Speakers: Professor Sir Michael Rawlins, chairman, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Raymond Tallis, former professor of geriatric medicine, University of Manchester; fellow, Academy of Medical Sciences; author, thirty medical and non-medical books including Hippocratic Oaths: medicine and its discontents John Harris, Lord Alliance Professor of Bioethics, University of Manchester; joint editor-in-ch...
Keywords: battle of ideas; 2010; NICE; medicine; NHS; health; drugs; quality of life; rationing
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[audio]Battle for the Economy - Barriers to growth - Institute of Ideas
Post-G20 Public Summit: Battle for the Economy - www.battleofideas.org.uk Are we culturally disinclined to embrace productive economic activity? For too long we have parroted the mantras of the Knowledge Economy; maybe we took policy-pundit Charlie Leadbeater’s script, Living on Thin Air, too literally. The dynamism, social aspiration, educational excellence and visionary infrastructural projects on show in China and India might remind us why productivity matters...
Keywords: battle of ideas; economy; debate; productivity; business; investement; growth; finance; pharma
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[audio]Working for the state: public service or gravy train? - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2009 Battle for Work strand Speakers Professor Frank Furedi professor of sociology, University of Kent, Canterbury; author, Wasted: why education is not educating and Therapy Culture Martin Horton director, development and leadership, SOLACE Enterprises Tim Smart CEO, King’s College Hospital NHS FT; former CEO, BT Global Services UK Chair: Toby Marshall lecturer and researcher in media, film and communication studies; member, IoI Education Forum
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[audio]Obama's America: is racism history? - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2010, Café Controversies, Royal College of Art, London Speakers: Fredrick C. Harris, professor of political science, Columbia University; author, Price of the Ticket: the rise and decline of black politics in the age of Obama (forthcoming) Cheryl Hudson, associate fellow, Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford; co-editor, Ronald Reagan and the 1980s; author American Popular Culture and Anti-Americanism Andrew Wroe, lecturer in United States politics, University of...
Keywords: battle of ideas; 2010; America; Obama; USA; racism; immigration
Downloads: 45
[audio]Maybe I do? Marriage in the modern era - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2011, Battle for Morality, 29th October 2011, Royal College of Art, London SPEAKERS Jennie Bristow editor, Abortion Review; author, Standing Up To Supernanny Dr Samantha Callan chairman-in-residence for family, early years and mental health, Centre for Social Justice Fiona Shaw award-winning actress; director, major new production of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro at the ENO Chair: Abigail Ross-Jackson speakers' agent, Ed Victor Speakers Bureau LLP BLURB: Marriage has been in the ai...
Keywords: battle of ideas; battle; ideas; debate; politics; 2011; public; marriage; commitment; morality; society
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[audio]The Tea Party: defenders of the American Dream? - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2011, 29th October 2011, Royal College of Art, London SPEAKERS Alan Miller co-director, NY Salon; co-founder, London's Truman Brewery Jeffrey Rosen professor of law, George Washington University; author, The Supreme Court: the personalities and rivalries that defined America Mark Seddon writer and broadcaster; author, Standing for Something: life in the awkward squad Cathy Young contributing editor, Reason magazine; author, Ceasefire! Why women and men must join forces to achieve...
Keywords: battle of ideas; battle; ideas; debate; politics; 2011; public; tea party; America; Republicans; USA
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[audio]Queer times: has the gay rights movement triumphed? - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2011, Reassessing...politics, 30th October 2011, Royal College of Art, London SPEAKERS: Andrew Copson chief executive, British Humanist Association Jane Czyzselska editor, DIVA, Europe's best-selling magazine for lesbian and bi-sexual women Douglas Slater writer; critic; political strategist and policy advisor; co-founder, Stonewall Jason Smith judges coordinator, Debating Matters Competition; freelance journalist; director, Birmingham Salon Chair: Craig Fairnington web editor, I...
Keywords: battle of ideas; battle; ideas; debate; politics; 2011; public; gay rights; equality; same-sex marriage; born this way
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[audio]Engineering the future: cautionary tale or utopia? (31st October 2010) - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2010 Keynote Controversy, Royal College of Art, London Speakers: Ed Daniels, executive vice president within Shell's Projects and Technology organisation; fellow, Institution of Chemical Engineers Thomas Deichmann, editor, NovoArgumente; author, Die Steinzeit steckt uns in den Knochen: gesundheit als erbe der evolution Dr Bill Durodié, senior fellow, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; associate fellow, international securi...
Keywords: battle of ideas; 2010; engineering; geoengineering; politics; society
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[audio]Your conscience, my health: the right to refuse? (30th October 2010) - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2010, Lunchtime debates, Royal College of Art, London Speakers: Dr Christian Fiala, medical director, abortion and family planning clinic; founder and director, Museum of Contraception and Abortion David J. Nolan, director of communications, Catholics for Choice, Washington DC John Wyatt, professor of ethics and perinatology and honorary consultant neonatologist, University College London Chair: Ann Furedi, chief executive, British Pregnancy Advisory Service Speakers: The right o...
Keywords: battle of ideas 2010; abortion; choice; refusal clauses; euthanasia
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[audio]It's Christmas in Euroland - Institute of Ideas
Institute of Ideas Christmas Lecture, 15th December 2011 Lecturers: Phil Mullan: economist; business transformation director, Easynet Global Services; author The Imaginary Time Bomb Simon Nixon: European editor, Wall Street Journalâs Heard on the Street column; author, The Credit Crunch: how safe is your money? Mark Seddon: writer and broadcaster; author, Standing for Something: life in the awkward squad Chair: Angus Kennedy: head of external relations, Institute of Ideas; chair, IoI Economy Fo...
Keywords: public; debate; Eurozone; EU; economics; Euro
Downloads: 112
[audio]Policy-based evidence? (31st October 2010) - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2010, Battle Over Scientific Evidence, Royal College of Art, London Speakers: David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science; author, The Pinch: how baby boomers took their children's future - and why they should give it back Steve Rayner, James Martin Professor of Science and Civilization; director, Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, University of Oxford James Panton, politics tutor, St Johnâs College, University of Oxford; co-founder, Manifesto C...
Keywords: battle of ideas; 2010; politics; evidence; science; evidence-based policy
Downloads: 24
[audio]Middle East 'revolutions': hopes and fears? - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2011, Battle for the World, 29th October 2011, Royal College of Art, London SPEAKERS: Dr Maha Azzam associate fellow, Middle East and North Africa programme, Chatham House Ghazi Gheblawi author; blogger, Imitdad; former cultural editor, Libya Today Dr George Lawson lecturer in international relations, LSE; author, Negotiated Revolutions: the Czech Republic, South Africa and Chile Karl Sharro architect; writer; Middle East commentator Chair: Alex Hochuli PhD student in sociology, ...
Keywords: battle of ideas; battle; ideas; debate; politics; 2011; public; Middle East; revolutions; tahrir square; Syria; Egypt; Libya; Tunisia
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[audio]The war on alcohol: new puritanism or healthy sobriety? (30th October 2010) - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2010, Thought for the Day, Royal College of Art, London Speakers: Professor Virginia Berridge, director, Centre for History in Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Dr Michael Fitzpatrick, GP; author, The Tyranny of Health: doctors and the regulation of lifestyle and Defeating Austism: a damaging delusion Professor Mike Kelly, director, public health, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE); editor, Evidence Based Public Health: Effect...
Keywords: battle of ideas; 2010; alcohol; health
Downloads: 14
[audio]Ageing and medicine: quality versus quantity? (30th October 2010) - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2010, Battle for Medical Ethics, Royal College of Art, London Speakers: Craig Fairnington, web editor, Institute of Ideas; co-convenor, Debating Matters Changing Age Virginia Ironside, journalist; agony aunt, Independent; author, The Virginia Monologues: why it's great to be sixty Irma Kurtz, writer; broadcaster; agony aunt, Cosmopolitan Magazine; author, About Time: growing old disgracefully Jeremy Myerson, director, Helen Hamlyn Centre, Royal College of Art; holder, Helen Hamly...
Keywords: battle of ideas; 2010; ageing; medicine; health; elderly
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[audio]Germany, 20 years united: growing together or falling apart? - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2009 Lunchtime debate Speakers Jurgen Kronig UK editor, Die Zeit; broadcaster; author, The Secret Face of Nature Professor Jan Palmowski head, school of arts and humanities, King's College London; author, Inventing a Socialist Nation: Heimat and the politics of everyday life in the GDR, 1945-1990 Sabine Reul society and politics editor, German magazine NovoArgumente; founder, writer and translator, Textbüro Reul GmbH...
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[audio]Don't look back: why does history matter? (31st October 2010) - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2010, Battle for the Past, Royal College of Art, London Speakers: Dr Sarah Churchwell, senior lecturer in American literature and culture, University of East Anglia; author, The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe Alan Hudson, director of leadership and public policy programmes for China, University of Oxford; cultural historian David Goodhart, founder and editor, Prospect magazine; author, Citizens (forthcoming) Roger Scruton, adjunct scholar, American Enterprise Institute, Washington ...
Keywords: battle of ideas; 2010; history
Downloads: 28
[audio]Water, water, everywhere: not allowed to use it - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2012, Barbican Centre, London Saturday 20 October, 3.30pm until 5.00pm, Garden Room, Making it in the 21st-century The hosepipe ban introduced in England earlier this year was the signal for it to rain for months on end. Soaked commuters on London platforms faced posters of cracked dry earth stating: 'none of us can make it rain but we can all use less water'. Thames Water even resorted to sending 'drought speakers' into schools to educate children in using less water and to pest...
Keywords: battle of ideas; battle; ideas; debate; politics; public; 2012; water; drought; sustainability; engineering
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[audio]India's future: slumdogs or millionaires? - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2009 Lunchtime debate Speakers Parminder Bahra poverty and development correspondent, The Times Professor Stuart Corbridge head, Development Studies Institute, LSE; co-author, Seeing the State: governance and governmentality in India Dr Sunand Prasad senior partner, Penoyre & Prasad LLP; immediate past president, RIBA Chair: Austin Williams director, Future Cities Project; producer, NBS Learning Channels; convenor, Bookshop Barnies
Downloads: 45
[audio]Is this Africa's decade? - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2011, Battle for the World, Royal College of Art, London SPEAKERS: SPEAKERS Alice Ajeh international relations manager - Nigeria, Shell Angus Kennedy head of external relations, Institute of Ideas; chair, IoI Economy Forum Mariéme Jamme CEO, SpotOne Global Solutions; co-founder, Africa Gathering; blogger and social entrepreneur Sam Mendelson co-founder, Social Performance Advisory; contributing writer, Prospect and Africa Investor Christine Thompson policy manager, SABMiller C...
Keywords: battle of ideas; battle; ideas; debate; politics; 2011; public; Africa; development; economics; EU; China; Markets
Downloads: 28
[audio]Geoff Kidder Radio Wales Expenses Scandal - Institute of Ideas
Radio phone-in regarding UK MPs expenses scandal: should we forgive MPs?
Keywords: institute of ideas; expenses; geoff kidder
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[audio]Do we live in a top-shelf society? - Institute of Ideas
Sunday 21 October, 12.15pm until 1.15pm, Garden Room, Under the Spotlight Sexually explicit material has always challenged censors and traditional moralists. From the 1960s, liberal values on sex and sexual relationships became one of the markers of a civilised, modern society. Over the past decade, however, there's a gnawing unease that sexually explicit material has gradually stepped down from the top shelf and into the mainstream...
Keywords: battle of ideas; battle; ideas; debate; politics; public; 2012; porn; sexualisation; society; sex
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[audio]Whose right to choose? Choice, ethics and regulation in 21st-century reproduction - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2009 Battle for Reproductive Choice strand Speakers Professor Peter Braude head of department, Women's Health, King's College London; director, Centre for Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis, Guy's and St Thomas Hospital Ann Furedi chief executive, British Pregnancy Advisory Service Professor Sally Sheldon professor of law, Kent Law School, University of Kent; co-author, Fragmenting Fatherhood: a socio-legal study Chair: Tony Gilland science and society director, Institute of Ideas...
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[audio]Activist revival or aimless hyper-activism? - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2009 Activism Zone Speakers Josie Appleton convenor, Manifesto Club; author, The Case Against Vetting Hugo Rifkind columnist and features writer, The Times; author, Overexposure Andrew Robinson leader, Pirate Party UK Jack Tan president, Students' Union, Royal College of Art Chair: Suzy Dean freelance journalist, researcher and writer on democracy, multiculturalism and cities; co-organiser, IoI Current Affairs Forum
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[audio]Three’s a crowd? The battle over population and reproduction - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2009 Battle for Reproductive Choice strand Speakers Dr Austen Ivereigh Catholic commentator; lead organiser, West London Citizens; former press and policy advisor to the Archbishop of Westminster Dr Ellie Lee lecturer in social policy, University of Kent; co-ordinator of Pro-Choice Forum Adrian Stott principal, Enable Solutions; trustee, Optimum Population Trust Mark Walport director, Wellcome Trust; formerly professor of medicine, Imperial College London Chair: Tony Gilland scie...
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[audio]The energy challenge: can we keep the lights on? (31st October 2010) - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2010, Thought for the day, Royal College of Art, London Speakers: Martin Haigh, energy consultant, Shell; lead consultant, Shell's World Energy Model Joe Kaplinsky, science writer and researcher; co-author, Energise! A future for energy innovation Martin Wright, editor-in-chief, Green Futures; visiting judge, Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy Chair: Alex Hochuli, PhD student in sociology, University of Kent, Canterbury; co-founder, IoI Current Affairs Forum Blurb: There is inc...
Keywords: battle of ideas; 2010; energy; power; electricity; nuclear power; solar; coal; gas; renewables
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[audio]Crimes against humanity and international law: justice without borders? (31st October 2010) - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2010, Lunchtime debate, Royal College of Art, London Speakers: Jonathan Cooper human rights barrister, Doughty Street Chambers; editor, European Human Rights Law Review Nick Donovan head of campaigns and policy, Aegis Trust Dr John Laughland director of studies, Institute of Democracy and Cooperation Chair: Dr Philip Hammond reader in media and communications, London South Bank University; author, Media, War and Postmodernity Blurb: Should international courts have the power to i...
Keywords: battle of ideas; 2010; international law; criminal courts; crimes against humanity
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[audio]Are we turning our children into food faddists? - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2011, Food Fight, Royal College of Art, London SPEAKERS David King director, Dking.com; specialist in online marketing and communication strategies Lucy McDonald freelance writer and journalist; food blogger, www.crumbsfood.co.uk Jane Sandeman convenor, IoI Parents Forum; contributor, Standing up to Supernanny; director of finance, DACS; chair, Association of Photographers Jackie Schneider teacher, parent and food campaigner; chair, Merton Parents for Better Food in Schools Chair...
Keywords: battle of ideas; battle; ideas; debate; politics; 2011; public; food; parenting
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[audio]Organ donation: dead or alive? - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2012, 21st October, Barbican, London The Greek philosopher Epicurus said 'as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls'. No doubt it comes as certainly as we pay taxes, but are we so sure what it actually is? Can we put our finger on that dividing line between life and non-life? Seeking moral certainty about the big question is more than philosophical idling. The ethics of organ transplantation are largely based on 'brain death' - the certainty that brain act...
Keywords: battle of ideas; battle; ideas; debate; politics; public; 2012; organ donation; death; medicine; ethics
Downloads: 74
[audio]No future: has pop lost its radical edge? - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2012, Barbican Centre Sunday 21 October, 6.30pm until 7.30pm, Garden Room, Under the Spotlight When some commentators described the student anti-fees protest in 2010 as a 'dubstep rebellion' they fed into a tradition of the powerful relationship of pop music and politics. From Bob Dylan's 'Blowing In the Wind' and the Rolling Stones' 'Street Fightin' Man' through to Gil Scot-Heron's 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised' and Public Enemy's 'Fight the Power', popular music has oft...
Keywords: battle of ideas; battle; ideas; debate; politics; public; 2012; music; pop
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[audio]Occupy: illusory radicalism? - Institute of Ideas
From its beginnings in New York's Zucotti Park last Autumn, there is little doubt that the Occupy movement has been highly successful at grabbing a lot of media attention. Indeed such has been the focus that not only did Time magazine see fit to name the 'protester' as its Person of the Year 2011, the American Dialect Society chose 'occupy' as its word of the year. And while there has been some criticism of the various occupations in the US and the UK, the coverage has been largely favourable...
Keywords: battle of ideas; battle; ideas; debate; politics; public; 2012; Occupy; Wall Street; radicalism
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[audio]IoI Culture Wars Forum 28 Feb 07 - Ivan Hewett on classical music - Institute of Ideas
Ivan Hewett of The Daily Telegraph introduces the Culture Wars Forum discussion on classical music, 28 February 2007
Keywords: ioi; institute of ideas; culture wars; classical music; ivan hewett; criticism
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[audio]US elections: the end of great expectations? - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2012, Barbican Centre, London Sunday 21 October, 10.30am until 12.00pm, Garden Room Under the Spotlight In 2008, in the middle of an economic crisis, Barack Obama was elected Forty-Fourth President of the United States. He promised 'hope and change' and a new era of bipartisan government to rebuild the nation. Despite his lack of specificity with regard to policy, Obama's biography as an African-American, church-going, family man, promising to unite both sides of the aisle, inspi...
Keywords: battle of ideas; battle; ideas; debate; politics; public; 2012; US elections; Obama; Romney
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[audio]Solving the energy crisis: all about lightbulbs and lifestyle? - Institute of Ideas
Battle of Ideas 2009 Battle for Energy strand Speakers Dr Brenda Boardman emeritus fellow, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford; author, Home Truths: a low-carbon strategy to reduce UK housing emissions by 80% Martin Haigh energy consultant, Shell; lead consultant, Shell's World Energy Model Ben Pile co-editor, Climate Resistance; undergraduate, philosophy and politics, University of York Professor Peter Sammonds professor, geophysics, UCL; co-editor, Advances in Earth Science: f...
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